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Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people

3 days ago

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a…
Ocean tipping points research launched

4 days ago

Scientists from around the world have come together to take on new research into tipping points in our…
Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

6 days ago

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive…
Scientists assess storage value in blue carbon ecosystems

October 2, 2019

When Hurricane Dorian roared up the East Coast during the first week of September, the places where people live…
Microbes in the soil help protecting plants from diseases

September 27, 2019

Gut microbes in humans are very important. They participate in our immune system, making us more resilient to…
Ocean acidification and hypoxia plan outlines Oregon’s commitment to addressing climate impacts

September 26, 2019

Oregon has a new roadmap for addressing rising ocean acidification and hypoxia – two climate change-induced conditions that…
Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest

September 12, 2019

The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at…
Tree cover is not enough for sustainable development, a global map of forests naturalness is also needed

September 6, 2019

Global forest status assessments are biased toward tree cover and do not properly consider ecological properties of forest…
Breakdown in Coral Spawning Places Species at Risk of Extinction

September 6, 2019

Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. But due to climate change…
In the Seattle lab, the team cultured 36 species of marine microbes and then tested their ability to produce sulfonates. Each phytoplankton type has its own unique set of pigments that absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light, creating the range of colors in the test tubes. Image credit: Bryndan Durham/University of Washington
New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean

September 5, 2019

One of the planet’s most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting…
Humans were changing the planet earlier than we knew

September 2, 2019

Humans had caused significant landcover change on Earth up to 4000 years earlier than previously thought, University of…
Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

August 20, 2019

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral…
Depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of protection

August 14, 2019

For decades, overfishing and trawling — dragging the ocean bottom with heavy nets — devastated parts of an…
Relationship between predators, prey is complicated

August 8, 2019

When we think about the relationship between predators and prey, it’s usually pretty simple: The hunted try to…
Researchers find depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of federal protection

August 8, 2019

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii,…
Gut changes in polar bears linked to retreat of Arctic sea ice

August 8, 2019

Retreating sea ice in the Arctic is altering the gut bacteria of polar bears, potentially holding negative implications…
Making insights into ancient marine ecosystems with 3D-printed shells

August 2, 2019

As one metal plate approaches another, pushing with a precise level of force, a small, white spiral of…
NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor

August 2, 2019

NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of…
Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

July 24, 2019

For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds…
New study finds offshore aquaculture has low environmental impact

July 24, 2019

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science…
A Toxic Chemical in Marine Ecosystems Turns Out to Play a Beneficial Role

July 23, 2019

Advocates of healthy eating often extol the benefits of adding antioxidants to one’s diet. These compounds are thought…
Why you shouldn’t kill your friendly neighbourhood spiders

July 15, 2019

When that itsy-bitsy spider climbs up the spout, resist the urge to stomp it out—even if it makes…
Sloppy Sea Urchins

July 11, 2019

Sea urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast. The spiky sea creatures can mow down…
Coral reefs shifting away from equator, new study finds

July 10, 2019

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research…
Rising Tundra Temperatures Create Worrying Changes in Microbial Communities

July 10, 2019

Rising temperatures in the tundra of the Earth’s northern latitudes could affect microbial communities in ways likely to…
Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

July 9, 2019

In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response.…
Bison overlooked in domestication of grain crops

July 9, 2019

About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, in river valleys and grasslands all around the world, people started to…
Declining fire threatens Serengeti ecosystem

July 9, 2019

A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem led by University of Liverpool researchers has found that an increase in…
Is wildfire management ‘for the birds’?

July 3, 2019

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk…
Trees for Water Quality Credits

June 28, 2019

The more naturally verdant an area is, the more likely it will contribute to the general health of…
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